My Favorite Petite Brands

 

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I’m not short, I’m fun sized! Who’s with me?! As a petite gal I’ve always loved finding brands that offer a petite collection. Growing up I’ve tried so many brands that claimed their size S fits like an XS… they sadly did not. I’ve also bought size XS from a few brands that clearly wasn’t supposed to be labeled as an XS. As a petite pretty much my entire life, it’s been hard to find the best fit. I can’t do most maxi dresses or skirts, unless they’re a certain length and fit like a bodycon. I have a small waist with curvy hips, so it’s really important for me to understand my body/shape. Dresses, pants, skirts they all need to be a certain structure for me. A trip to your tailor obviously helps a lot, but can be costly. So I’ll be sharing below some of my favorite brands that offer petite sizing. 

 

The best tips I can give is to do your research. Read reviews on sizing for the brands you’re interested in. See if they offer a petite collection, because those are better suited for people 5’3 and under. Another great tip is to know your body shape and what can best accent it. Express yourself through your fashion and body! Definitely have fun with it and do you. Just a couple days ago, someone asked me if there’s any bad fashion things to avoid. I thought about it for a second and said “no.” Fashion is your own expression of who you are, and your personality. It’s all about you! Never try to be like someone else. I have always gone by that rule. I wear what I like because it’s MY body and MY style. I’m not dressing up for anyone else. I dress up to brighten up my mood, and express my style. So have fun, and be you.

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Here are some of my favorite brands that carry petite collections and are true to size for petite fits:

Topshop petites

ASOS petites 

Reformation petites

Madwell petites

Anthropologie petites 

Pretty Little Thing petites 

MissGuided petites

Express petites

H&M – great XXS and XS sizes 

Forever 21has more affordable trendy pieces with a great fit to their XS and S sizes 

Zaraalso great pricing for trendy pieces and sizing! 

 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and find some fab pieces from these brands! Make sure to stay up to date on my IG as I share a lot on my stories/posts too! 

XO,

Stephanie 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring into Summer- Zara edition

Spring styles are so pretty and around every corner. One of my favorites is checking out Zara! I know a bunch of you love Zara too! They always have great key trend styles at not so kill your bank account price. I found a few favorites from their newest styles, and I’ve linked each item. Enjoy!

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You will be seeing a lot more blues and yellows as Spring & Summer trends continue to roll out. This floral multicolored beauty is so pretty! The dress features a wide v neckline, and a slit in the front. Shop here!

 

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Who doesn’t want to party it up in this sexy and fun sea green fringed dress?! One of the newer pieces available from Zara. Perfectly cute and sexy with the cold shoulders and halter neck. Shop here!

 

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High heel sandals with polka dots?! You had me at polka dots. What do you guys think of these sandals? This one has a squared toe, and ankle tie which definitely adds a whole lot of sexiness. It’s $70! Shop here

 

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Such a fun skirt for spring, or summer! Flowy, A-line skirt, multi-colored floral print, and an asymmetric hem. Shop here

 

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Basket bags are veryyyy in right now! I myself haven’t fully been adjusted yet to them, as I love big tote style bags to throw everything in. But! There are some beautiful pieces brands are creating and this mini basket bag is one of them! This bag features real bamboo and wood pieces, and a removable shoulder strap. It’s a great bag to have for this trend. Shop here

Hope you guys enjoyed this edit! As always, if you shop any of them remember to tag me in your photos! Can’t wait to see them!

XO,

Stephanie

Coffee shops & cute cafes in London

I was lucky enough to go to London for LFW and LFWF this past February, see previous post for details. In between the shows and events, I was running all over the city looking for cute coffee shops and cafes. Yes, to check out all the Insta buzz but to also grab a coffee. It was a bit chilly there, so grabbing a hot coffee was a necessity. If you follow me on IG, I’m sure you know by now that my obsession and love for coffee is like none other. If you don’t, check me out here and join me!

London is a busy city with some adorable cafes and restaurants. I researched quite a bit but also enjoyed exploring around by foot. There’s always something to do, and somewhere to go. I absolutely loveeee London, it’s one of my favorite cities. The last two places in this post are great breakfast/brunch spots, and I just so happened to be grabbing a latte from there. I still find it very interesting how in the UK, and parts of Europe you don’t see flavored coffee options like we have here in the US. I mean we’re kind of spoiled here in Los Angeles with new coffee shops popping up on every corner with these new crazy flavors. I went to multiple cafes and restaurants, and when I’d ask if they had a hazelnut or vanilla latte, it was a quick “no sorry” hmm. First world problems, I know! Sugar is fine, I’m not picky just curious. I wanted to share some of the adorable and fun cafes I went to and hope you guys enjoy them just as much as I did!

 

Fait Maison

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Elan Cafe

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Brigit’s Bakery

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Joe and The Juice 

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My Old Dutch

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Egg Break

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XO,

Stephanie